FOR THE EIGHTH YEAR the Orange County Private Schools Association (OCPSA) hosted its free Private School Fair. On Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M., OSCPA hosted private schools ranging from preschools to high schools, at the UC Irvine Student Center on the University’s campus.
At the fair, families met admissions staff from participating schools and were educated on topics such as how to afford private school, what type of learning models are best for their family, and how to be compassionate with children but not permissive. Families received a directory of all participating schools, as well as printed materials from the school booths.
Hundreds of families attended the fair and this year’s pertinent education sessions helped them learn
more about the variety of private school options and which one is the best fit for them
Education Sessions for Parents Included
Exploring Different Models of Education
Moderator – Carrie Mizera, Renascence School International OC Democratic Free School – The Open School – Cassi Clausen
Waldorf – Waldorf School of Orange County – Kristi Kilcollins
Language Immersion – LILA – Franck Reynaud
Progressive Anneliese Schools – Maria Onesi or Maria Banshaw
This informative panel discussion included representatives from a variety of schools around the county. They discussed the fundamentals of their model. Whether you’re curious about Waldorf or want to know what makes a Montessori school a Montessori, this is the discussion was very helpful for parents in determining the model that works best for their children.
Affording Private Education
David Jackson, Fairmont Private Schools
Many parents know the benefits of private school, from lower class sizes to unique educational models, but they think they can’t afford it. David Jackson of Fairmont Schools has helped hundreds of families afford private school. And, with tax code changes to 529 plans, there are even more ways to help make private school affordable.
Be Compassionate with Your Kids Without Being Permissive
Meike Lemmens has extensive experience in educational research and development of training curriculum for parents and teachers and has published in all these areas. Getting kids to listen sometimes feels impossible! Thankfully, Meike Lemmens of Parenting Classes OC shared some tools parents could use immediately. This workshop focused on parenting with love and learning how to be compassionate without becoming permissive. Please visit www.ocpsa.org for a complete list of participating schools.